The Land of Galilee

Galilee is a region with dramatic scenery and momentous history. It is a land of forested mountains and lush valleys, settled by the earliest of humans. The first traces of Homo sapiens were found in Galilee, the first settlements, the beginning of agriculture and domestication of animals. The olive was first cultivated here, as was the original wild emmer wheat, the forerunner of our domesticated variety. Galilee was always a land of farmers, people connected to the earth and its abundance. Many of the earliest gods are Galilean, Pan for example – the god of shepherds. The hardiest warriors came from Galilee – such as the Jewish fighters against the Romans in the Great Rebellion. Many of the Talmudic sages were Galileans, including renowned healers and rabbis. Jesus and his disciples were Galileans, as were the most famous of the Jewish mystics of the Kabbalah.

This special ERETZ issue, the latest in our Israel Series, is devoted to all of that. From the earliest glimmerings of human life to the varied communities that live in Galilee today. Kabbalists, environmentalists, Arabs’ Sufis, Bedouins, Druze, Melekites, Hassidic communities, kibbutzniks, moshavniks, Jewish families in search of space, and many more. Follow us to Galilee and fall in love with this unique region.

The issue will be accompanied, by an original Galilee Travel Guide – 12 Galilee tour guides reveal the special places that they reserve for their favored travelers.

As usual for ERETZ Special issues, we will be printing a limited number of copies.

So, Join us now and pre-order your copy of the Land of Galilee.



The issue includes a separate guide to Galilee and a map.
Coming out this Autumn.
Price includes shipping and handling.